Interview with a Vampire: the Series is Finally Ordered

Anne Rice’s work: Interview with a Vampire had to be brought to the small screen.


Television has been trying for years to adapt The Vampire Chronicles, the literary saga by Anne Rice, which resulted in the excellent Interview with a Vampire in 1994. Lately, Rice and her son Christopher have been teaming up with producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) for Hulu. But Fuller left the venture in 2018 and since then, mother and son have been working solo to bring Lestat to the small screen.

This time it’s the right one. US network AMC has officially ordered an eight-episode first season, which will serve as the lead-in to its AMC+ streaming platform next year.

Last year, the pay network acquired 18 of Rice’s most iconic works in a major deal that included stories from The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches. This series is the first of many titles the network plans to produce.

“The challenge of adapting Anne Rice’s groundbreaking and immensely compelling work for television is both daunting and exhilarating,” executive producer Mark Johnson said in a statement. The showrunner will be Rolin Jones, who will also be responsible for turning AMC’s entire Anne Rice collection into an expanded universe for streaming.

For the moment, there is no casting info and it is not yet known who will take over the role of Lestat or Louis, obviously played by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the Neil Jordan film.

Source: Deadline

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